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Jaco Pastorius Discography

By Tom Stroud (updated sept. 97) - listed by recording year:

1968-74
Portrait of Jaco - The Early Years (coming soon)

1974
Little Beaver - Party Down .. Cat (original LP), COL 5432 (1993 CD release) .. Jaco plays on one track: "I Can Dig It Baby" and is listed on the original LP as Nelson (Jocko) Padron

1974
Pastorius, Metheny, Ditmas, Bley .. Improvising Artists 123846-2 .. also found titled: Jaco

1975
Ira Sullivan .. A&M/Horizon .. Jaco plays acoustic bass guitar on one track: "Portrait of Sal La Rosa" .. vinyl

1975
Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life .. ECM 1073 (1976 release)

Pat Metheny - Works II (compilation) .. ECM (1988 release).. Jaco plays on two re-released tracks: "Sirabhorn" and "Unquity Road" from Bright Size Life

1976
Jaco Pastorius .. Epic EK 33949

1976
Al Di Meola - Land of the Midnight Sun .. Columbia CK34074 .. Jaco plays on one track: "Suite: Golden Dawn"

1976
Ian Hunter - All-American Alien Boy .. Columbia CK 34142 .. CD import for the U.S. market ..Jaco plays on all tracks but one, and plays bass and lead guitar on the last track

1976
Joni Mitchell - Hejira .. Asylum 1087-2.. Jaco plays on four tracks

Joni Mitchell - Misses (compilation) .. Reprise (1996 release).. Jaco plays on one re-released track, the title track from Hejira

1976
Weather Report - Black Market .. Columbia CK 34099 .. Jaco plays on two tracks: "Cannonball" and "Barbary Coast" .. available on CD, but not as a Columbia/Legacy re-master

1976
Weather Report - Italian Weather .. live bootleg 7/76, Italy

1976
Albert Mangelsdorff - Trilogue-Live! .. Pausa (1977 original vinyl LP release), MPS POCJ-2162 (1995 Japan) ..this album is also found in its intirety as part of:

Albert Mangelsdorff - three originals .. MPS 519 213-2 (1993 Germany/Japan) .. a three-album Man-gelsdorff retrospective on two CDs

Jazz Club: Bass (Various Artists) .. Verve (1989 CD release) .. Jaco plays on one re-released track "Foreign Fun", taken from: Albert Mangelsdorff - Trilogue-Live!

1977
Airto - I'm Fine, How Are You? .. Warner Bros. .. Jaco plays on one track: "Nativity" .. vinyl

1977
Joni Mitchell - Don Juan's Reckless Daughter .. Asylum 701-2

1977
Weather Report - Heavy Weather .. Columbia .. re-mastered in 1992 - Columbia/Legacy CK 47481 .. also available as a gold CD CK 64427

This Is Jazz 21 - Sampler .. 1996 Columbia/Legacy .. one re-released track: "A Remark You Made"

This Is Jazz 10 - Weather Report .. 1996 Columbia/Legacy .. four re-released tracks from Heavy Weather and Mr. Gone

1978
Cockrell & Santos - New Beginnings .. A&M .. Jaco is one of three rhythm guitarists on one track: "I Tried It All".. Bud Cockrell is the bassist .. vinyl

1978
Flora Purim - Everyday Everynight .. Warner Bros. .. Jaco plays on four tracks, including his "Las Olas" .. vinyl

1978
Herbie Hancock - Sunlight .. Columbia or CBS/Sony SRCS 7168 (Japan) .. Jaco plays on one track: "Good Question"

1978
Tom Scott - Intimate Strangers .. Columbia .. Jaco plays on one brief interlude: "Lost Inside The Love Of You (Reprise)"

1978
Weather Report - Mr. Gone .. Columbia .. re-mastered in 1991 - ARC/Columbia/Legacy CK 46869

1978
Weather Report - Live Weather .. Show Co. (Japan) .. live double CD bootleg

1979
Havana Jam .. Columbia .. Weather Report: "Black Market", Trio of Doom: "Dark Prince" .. (1997 Japan)

1979
Havana Jam 2 .. Columbia .. Weather Report: "Teen Town", Trio of Doom: "Para Oriente" and "Continuum" .. (1997 Japan)

1979
Joni Mitchell - Mingus .. Asylum 505-2

1979
Manolo Badrena - Manolo .. A&M .. Jaco plays on one track: "The One Thing" .. vinyl

1979
Michel Colombier .. Chrysalis .. Jaco plays on eight of 11 tracks .. vinyl

1979
Michel Polnareff - Coucou Me Revoilou (France) .. Jaco plays on one track: "Une simple melodie" .. .. vinyl (?)

1979
Weather Report - 8:30 .. Columbia CD 88455 (double CD) The U.S. re-mastered CD release (1994 Columbia/Legacy) is missing the song "Scarlet Woman" which appears on the original double LP

1979
Joni Mitchell - Shadows and Light .. Asylum 704-2 (1980 release) The U.S. CD release is missing two tracks which appear on the original double LP. A Japan two-CD release (Electra WPCP-3960-1) con-tains the entire original double LP version.

1980
Herbie Hancock - Mr. Hands .. Columbia 471240-2 re-mastered for CD in 1992 .. Jaco plays on one track: "4 A.M."

1980
Weather Report - Night Passage .. Columbia CK 36793

1977-80
Weather Report - The Collection .. Castle Communications (Japan) .. re-releases of 13 Weather Re-port tracks from: Heavy Weather, Mr. Gone, 8:30, and Night Passage

1981
Jaco Pastorius - Word of Mouth .. Warner Bros. 3535-2

1981
Jaco Pastorius - The Birthday Concert .. Warner Bros. 9 45290-2 (1995 release) .. also: sample tracks from The Birthday Concert are found on a CD included with some paperback copies of Milkowski's "Jaco" book

1982
Jaco Pastorius - Holiday for Pans .. Sound Hills SSCD-8001(1993 Japan)

1982
Conrad Silvert (producer) - Jazz At The Opera House .. Sony SRCS 7068-9 (Japan) .. Jaco is not mentioned in the credits of the original LP version, but plays on one track: "Footprints"

1982
Bob Mintzer - Source .. Agharta, also: Canyon D32Y0048 (1985 Japan) .. Jaco plays on two tracks: "I Don't Know" and "Spiral"

1982
Weather Report - Weather Report .. Columbia CK 37616

Jaco Pastorius - Twins I & II .. Warner Bros. (vinyl, Japan) .. vinyl, two separate LPs .. Warner Bros is apparently planning to re-release Twins I & II on CD sometime in 1997

Jaco Pastorius - Invitation .. Warner Bros. WPCP-4932 (Japan) Invitation is an edited version of Twins I & II

The Word of Mouth Big Band '82 .. Jazzdoor (Japan) .. same as Invitation with a different (red) cover design

1984
Jaco Pastorius - Blackbird .. Timeless ALCR-123 (1991 Japan) .. out of print

Essence featuring Jaco Pastorius - Last Flight .. DIW 831 (1989 Japan)

1984
Randy Bernsen - Music for Planets, People & Washing Machines .. AMC (LP with a different cover design), and Zebra ZEBD-5756 .. Jaco plays on two tracks: "Olde Hats" and "Windsong"

1985
Brian Melvin's Night Food .. Timeless CDSJP 214 (Japan)

1985
Deadline - Down by Law .. Celluloid CELD6111 .. Jaco plays on part of one track only: "Makossa Rock"

1985
Pastorius - Live in New York City, Vol. 1: Punk Jazz .. Big World 1001 (1990 release)

1985
Pastorius - Live in New York City, Vol. 2: Trio .. Big World 1002 (1991 release)

1985
Pastorius - Live in New York City, Vol. 3: Promise Land .. Big World 1003 (1991 release)

1985
Pastorius - Live in New York City, Vol. 4: Trio 2 .. Big World 1004 (1992 release)

1985
Pastorius - Live in New York City, Vol. 5: Raca .. Big World (1997 release)

1985
Jaco Pastorius in New York .. Jazz Door Records (1993 release, double CD) .. tracks identical to selections found on Live in New York City, Vols. 1-4

1985
Francisco Mondragon Rio featuring Jaco Pastorius - Natural .. Pulque (vinyl) and DIW 321 (1988 Japan) .. Jaco plays on three of four tracks

1985
Jimmy Cliff - Cliff Hanger .. Columbia CK 40002 .. Jaco plays on one track: "Brown Eyes"

1986
Brian Melvin - Jazz Street .. Timeless CDSJP 258 (1989 release)

1986
Brian Melvin's Nightfood - Nightfood .. Global Pacific ZK 40733 (1988 release) .. Jaco plays on five tracks

1986 Brian Melvin Trio - Standards Zone .. Global Pacific R2 79335 (1990 release) .. Venus TKCZ-79003 (1993 Japan) is the same recording, but with a different cover design

1986
Jaco Pastorius - Heavy'n Jazz .. Jazzpoint jp 1036 (1992 Japan)

1986
Jaco Pastorius - Honestly solo live .. Jazzpoint jp 1032 (1990 Japan)

1986
Jaco Pastorius - Live in Italy .. Jazzpoint jp 1031 (1991 Japan)

1986
Jaco Pastorius - PDB .. DIW 827 (1989 Japan) * exceptionally poor fidelity, poor mix

1986
Lagrene, Bireli & Jaco Pastorius - Stuttgart Aria .. Jazzpoint jp 1019 (Japan)

1986
Mike Stern - Upside Downside .. Atlantic 7 81656-2 .. Jaco plays on one track: "Mood Swings"

1986
Randy Bernsen - Mo' Wasabi .. Zebra ZEBD-5857 .. Jaco plays on three tracks

1986 (?)
Randy Bernsen - Paradise Citizens .. Zebra ZEBD 42132 .. Jaco is heard on one track (CD-only bonus track): "Paradise Citizens", - a musical collage of Jaco and Bernsen excerpts. (a guitar and horn arran-gement of Jaco's "Continuum" is also included)

1986
Jaco Pastorius - Best Works Collection .. Jimco (1992 Japan) .. re-releases from Honestly, Stuttgart Aria and Live in Italy

1986
Jaco Pastorius - Best Improvisation .. (1997 Japan) .. re-releases from Honestly, Stuttgart Aria and Live in Italy

1986
Jaco Pastorius - Curtain Call .. AHR-2001 (1996 release) .. live trio performance in a small club setting.

1986
Jaco Pastorius - Golden Roads .. Sound Hills (1997 Japan)

1993
Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix .. Reprise 9 45438-2 .. Pat Metheny used sampled Jaco for "Third Stone From the Sun"

Other CDs in Japan (listed on the Tower Records computer):

Jaco Pastorius Miles Mode

Jaco Pastorius Standards

Jaco Pastorius Best Works (see 1986 Jaco Pastorius Best Works Collection)

Be aware that most of these newer CDs are simply re-releases, and not unheard recordings. They are often selected tracks from previous releases, compiled and given a new title for a CD release.

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